The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus

About The Road to Emmaus

Introducing The Road to Emmaus, a new St. Paul Center podcast hosted by Dr. Scott Hahn.

As an author, speaker, and scholar, Scott Hahn has spent decades teaching Catholics how to read the Bible from the heart of the Church. Now, he’s bringing many of his most popular talks to listeners everywhere on The Road to Emmaus podcast.

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Recent Episodes

Why Celibacy?

Should married men be ordained priests? Is celibacy still important for the priesthood? The Amazon Synod has made celibacy a hot button topic—but what hasn’t been talked about is how celibacy builds up the Church and why it is a gift, not a burden. Scott Hahn and Fr. Carter Griffin challenge us to rethink celibacy—and fatherhood—on this episode. 
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Making Sense Out of Suffering

How should we respond to our own suffering? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn walks through the rich biblical background on hardship, looks at Mary as a model for redemptive suffering, and shares his own personal experience. Listen now for personal and practical ways we as believers can face our suffering.
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The Rosary: Beads for the Battle

The ancient Israelites never went into battle without the Ark of the Covenant—it heralded God’s presence among them and promised that God was watching over them. On this episode, Scott Hahn reveals that Catholics are also called to battle. We follow the Ark of the New Covenant and carry our own weapons—Mary and her Rosary.  
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Understanding Anti-Catholics

We’ve all heard the common objections to the Catholic Church. We might even have friends who have fallen away because they weren’t given the tools to defend their faith. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn, himself a convert to the faith, helps us understand and answer these objections.
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Should Old Aquinas Be Forgot?

Think of Thomas Aquinas, and the first thing that comes to mind is usually the Summa Theologiae and dogmatic theology. But Aquinas was actually first and foremost a Scripture scholar. Scott Hahn explains what we can learn from this great scholar about placing the Word of God at the forefront of our lives. 
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The Real Presence as Parousia

What does the second coming have to do with the Mass and the Eucharist? For most Protestants today, the Greek word parousia in the writings of St. Paul conjures up an image of the second coming. But when St. Paul uses parousia, meaning “presence,” he’s really referring to Christ’s physical presence veiled in the Eucharist. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn opens the Scriptures for a fuller understanding of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.  
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Doubting the Eucharist: A Catechetical Crisis

We’ve all heard the statistic that only 30 percent of Catholics in America believe in the Real Presence. But one statistic that came out of the recent Pew poll has been largely overlooked: most of the 70 percent of Catholics who believe the Eucharist is merely a symbol also believe that this is what the Church teaches. If this is true, we’re not just facing a crisis of faith, but a crisis of catechesis. What can we do to make sure more Catholics are taught the truth of what the Church teaches about the Eucharist?
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Where Do Catholics Hear the Gospel?

What is the Liturgy of the Word? Why is it important? Why did it help Scott Hahn become Catholic? Here’s a blueprint on the Liturgy of the Word to help you get the most out of Mass.
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Discovering the Eucharist in Scripture

When Scott Hahn began looking into the Catholic Church, he was urged on by one question: “How did a Roman execution come to be known as a sacrifice?” The more he studied, the more he realized that to understand Good Friday, we have to understand Holy Thursday and the Last Supper. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Dr. Hahn shares the story of how he came to discover that Scripture points ultimately to the Eucharist.
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Finding the Lost Ark in Mary

We might not realize it, but every Sunday at Mass we’re practicing typology—the Church has given us the lectionary as a key to connecting the Old and New Testaments. Nowhere is this more evident than in the readings for the Feast of the Assumption and their emphasis on the Ark of the Covenant. What might at first be surprising becomes clear when we read the Book of Revelation in light of the Old Testament to discover Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant.
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